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About Beth Nugent

Beth began a journey into medicine at age 18. She became an Emergency Medical Technician in N.Y. City, and fell in love with the idea of helping people heal from trauma. She didn’t know then where that journey would take her. Her mother, an avid holistic nutrition and homeopathic medicine follower, inspired Beth’s evolution. Beth began yoga and martial arts at an early age, and followed her mother’s insights into more natural ways to health. After many years of working in the western medical field, she sought a more integrative approach to healing. Acupuncture was a doorway to that approach. While studying in the school for acupuncture, she found a personal connection to Chinese medicinal herbs and their natural healing benefits. She began to see the path unfold ahead. The Chinese word “Qi” means life force or vital energy, similar to the Sanskrit word “Prana”. It is this idea of universal energy that brought Prana Acupuncture to life. Prana or Qi is responsible for life, health and balance within the body. Beth believes that her understanding of western and eastern medicine, reiki, yoga, martial arts and holistic and homeopathic traditions offers a unique way of achieving and maintaining this balance in her patients. She believes no discipline should be ignored. Beth continues to evolve in her practice of medicine, seeking out new techniques to help all of her patients know a path to a healthy, happy life. She has studied Classical Tuina massage through the Zheng Gu Tuina Institute, and has been trained to perform Trauma relief protocols by Acupuncturists Without Borders. She has traveled to Nepal to provide acupuncture to earthquake survivors and victims of human trafficking, to Greece to treat Syrian and Afghan refugees and volunteers in the region, as well as Puerto Rico to treat people impacted by Hurricane Maria. She is recently completed the doctoral program at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.

Beth spent 28 years with the Nassau County Police Department as a Police Officer, EMT and Detective. She began as an EMT in New York City. She has also worked as the Athletic Trainer for the NY Sharks Women’s Tackle Football Team. Beth was nationally ranked Judo player, and a player for the New York Sharks Women’s Tackle Football team for 9 seasons before moving on to coaching. She enjoys yoga, cycling, softball, hiking, sprint triathalon and any outdoor activity. Beth regularly trains and competes in agility with her dog Colby.

Educational Background
Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine- Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (San Diego)
M.S. Oriental Medicine - NY College of Health Professions
M.S. Exercise Physiology, B.S. Sports Medicine/Phys. Ed.- Queens College
Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
Nationally Board Certified Oriental Medicine Practitioner (NCCAOM)
New York & Oregon Licensed
Reiki Practitioner

Professional memberships

Acupuncture Society of New York (ASNY)
Acupuncturists Without Borders

Dr. Beth Nugent DACM, L.Ac
(516)676-2178

Office hours by appointment :
Mon, Weds, Fri 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturdays 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Home visits also available